How to find the online English tutor for YOU

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Do you want to learn English online Are you looking for an English teacher who will tutor you on Skype or some other video chat In this video Ill give you my top tips about taking private or group English lessons online How do you find the right tutor for you How many hours a week should you take What should you talk about What about IELTS preparation I answer these questions and more in this video I taught privately online for many years so I know what Im talking about Next watch my video on how to do a Skype you want to chat with native speaker English teachers from your phone or browser try Cambly If you go through this link you will get 15 minutes a quiz on this video here Hey guys Here are my best tips for finding a really good language teacher who will work with you on Skype in one-to-one appointments private lessons so that you can learn a new language What is the reason that you want to have lessons Because the kind of teacher you look for will be different depending on the reason So first of all if you want a conversational teacher because youre going on holiday soon to England and you want to get ready or you want to wake up your tongue and remember all the English you know then pick a teacher that youve got good rapport with so that when you talk to each other on Skype you dont feel really awkward and sort of run out of things to say and go silent and all those kinds of things You want to be doing your lessons with a teacher you are happy and comfortable to talk to especially in a conversational class Another thing that can help those kind of appointments for conversational practice is for you to prepare before the kind of things that you would like to use the time speaking about So if youve got a few ideas before the lesson with the teacher it should mean that you wont run out of things to say or it wont get a bit boring Now if your reason for the Skype appointments is because you are taking an exam for example IELTS then you want to pick a teacher who actually knows about that exam because not all teachers have experience with it So be sure to check the reviews And if youre using a website read carefully your teachers introduction about themselves so that you know Can this teacher actually speak Actually teach the exam class Im looking for And dont waste your money on a teacher whos like Oh yeah I dont know about it but yeah Im sure I can do it Im sure I can get you ready for your exam Just be confident that your teacher that you meet on Skype really knows how to do the best for you and help you prepare for your exam So another thing that you should think about is How often do you want to meet this teacher Because consider that its just going to be the two of you talking over Skype and sometimes youll be using PDFs and other things to look at on the screen but its just going to be the two of you So if you do many many many many hours together it can be quite intense because youre seeing this teacher so often and spending so much time just together For a lot of people meeting no more than three times a week three hours is more than enough to be constantly meeting the same teacher If you really need to have lots and lots and lots of hours because perhaps now your levels not very high have a think about whether you should try group online classes Its a completely different style of teaching but they can be really good for learning vocabulary covering basics If youre quite lazy just to learn something on your own then doing the group class can be a good way to just get those hours in basically And then when your level is a lot better then maybe then you can look into some one-to-one appointments or if you want to work on your accent you can do so then So thank you so much for watching guys I hope this is going to help you next time youre looking for Next time or the first time youre looking for a Skype teacher online Before you go make sure that you check out our quiz on this lesson And thanks a lot See ya later Bye-bye